Arbor Day

Dave Fry
Park Foreman/City Forester

1100 N. Jefferson Street
P: 608-647-8108 ex. 2



We will be planting trees again this year!  April 29th will be planting day, with Mrs. Kanable’s 6th graders from the Richland Middle School! We will be planting trees at the site of the original Community Center on Seminary Street.


The Parks & Grounds Department celebrated Arbor Day 2015 last week with the help of a great bunch of 4th & 5th graders from the Richland School District! We started out with a presentation at Jefferson Elementary on Monday with the 4th graders, and ended with a tree planting with the 5th graders at our newest shelter area on Hwy 80 north near Industrial Drive. Thank you teachers and student for allowing us to teach you a little bit about trees and their benefits, as well as planting and care.

Fun fact: The first Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) was held on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted that day.

“He who plants a tree, plants a hope” Lucy Larcom